Peacekeeping Works!

New Policy Brief from the Conflict Trends Project


9 February 2015

Peacekeeping Works!

​The increase in the deployment of UN ‘blue helmets’ is a key driver of the gradual decline in the number and severity of armed conflicts worldwide since the mid-1990s. This brief summarizes a study that assesses the complete, long-term effectiveness of UN peacekeeping operations. It shows a remarkably strong combined effect of UN operations’ ability to contain the lethality of wars as well as preventing them from reerupting or spreading.

Read more in the Policy Brief.

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